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Loud - maybe ball bearings gone

Makes a lot of noise and won't tumble. Think bearings may be shot.

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  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    my problem is am concerned that the noise from the machine isnt the bearings. is there a silencer built into machines and if not how can you tell if its bearings or glides?

    do ppl get fobbed off with this quite often, only my client is disabled and on low income. Would glides be infact cheaper but the engineer will make more money if he says it is bearings

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Ball bearings need to be changed.

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How old is the machine?
There are glides that the drum turns on that may be bad rather than a bearing!
How old is the machine? if it's 9 years old or more.Do not put good money into bad!
A new machine will save you a lot of money on energy. Enough to pay for it self in only a few years!

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